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Food & Beverage

As the sun sets on your day's exhilarating or relaxing activities at the club’s pools, courts, golf course, fitness classes or special spa treatments, drive or stroll on over to our Culinary Center, which houses our casual Barrel House Tap Room & Bar and our epicurean, fine dining Barrel House Bistro and Patio. A friendly atmosphere and great service, culinary experiences and treats await your arrival at one of the special Culinary Center venues.

Meet our Food & Beverage Team:

Name

Tyler Demarest

Title

Food and Beverage Director

Tyler has served in Club leadership roles at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Old Oaks Country Club and most recently Westchester Hills Golf Club, all which are located in Westchester County, New York. He is also an active member of the Club Management Association of America. Tyler currently resides in Riverview, Florida with his wife Ashleigh, a Registered Nurse and their daughter, Emma. When not at the Club, Tyler can be found spending time with his family, golfing and on the water. Tyler is excited to be of service for all the residents here at Esplanade Golf & Country Club.

Name

Hayden Orgeron

Title

Food and Beverage Manager

Hayden is a hard-working up-and-comer in the Food and Beverage industry. He comes from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a long background in dine-in restaurants with a specialty in beverage creation and bar training. He moved back to his hometown of Bradenton in January 2020 where he has continued his passion of team building and executing quality and delicious food programs. His favorite part of the job is the guests and staff he gets to interact and build relationships with. He is always ready and willing to meet new people, so be sure to say hello and give him a wave when you see him!

Name

Justice Neal

Title

Executive Chef

Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, Chef Justice Neal started his career at a young age. You could almost always find him in his mother's kitchen learning her kitchen confidentials. Chef started participating in local culinary competitions at the age of 12 and even took gold in a few, even at such a young age! At the age of 14, he started his career at his local country club making daily soup and working his way through the line. Most of his adult life has been spent working in high-end, high-profile kitchens in Milwaukee and Chicago. There, he managed two kitchens that made the Michelin Bib Gourmand list. He moved to Florida in 2020 to advance his career in the food and beverage industry. “I look forward to representing Esplanade and providing high end, consistent service to all of our members.”